Thursday, 17 May 2012

Braving the Brayer....

Sometimes life just throws a challenge at you and its sink or swim time... Thats what happened to me at my class in Stamford back in March. I asked the ladies what they would like to do next time and they all wanted to try thier hand at Brayering.

This is not the easiest technique to master but when you do it has the most fabulous results.

I have to admit to shying away from this technique after trying it once and failing dismally!! However, not one to want to let the girls down I set to and made myself work at it. Now not one to normally blow my own trumpet and, even though I know there are much better works of art out there made using the brayer, I am proud of the way these card turned out. More importantly the girls all LOVED the class and were over the moon with their results.

So here they are...

 Blending several shades of the same colour family together.
 Using the brayer in a non conventional way!!!
 Brayer meets reinkeres and a happy accident lol
Graduating the colour.

I hope you liked the cards and it inspires you to tackle that technique you have been shying away from. After all its only card and ink and you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I will be running this class from home again at the end of the month so if you are interested then just get in touch using the contact me button on the left hand side of my blog. 

Till next time... Happy Crafting


  1. OHMYGOD!!! These are beyond amazing!!! I'm so impressed, Em! BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wow! These cards are stunning. I've never had the courage to try brayering, so may give it a go now.

  3. You can teach me anytime Emily, you've obviously got the knack! I especially love the non-conventional card. Zx